BC Today from CBC Radio British Columbia
Summary: BC Today is where British Columbians connect on issues facing their lives and their community. Every week day at noon PT and 1pm MT, BC Today host Michelle Eliot delves into the top story for the province in a vibrant, interactive hour of conversation, in which listeners are invited to have their say on the open line and on social media.
Nicole Mucci, spokesperson Union Gospel Mission, Kate Bahen, managing director Charity Intelligence, and Jonathan Gormick, spokesperson Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services, on clothing donation bins and safety concerns.
Trauma counsellor Katya Sivak, associate dean and criminologist at Kwantlen Polytechnic University Wade Deisman, and Irwin Cohen, director of the Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research at the University of the Fraser Valley on the Toronto shooting on Danforth Avenue and gun violence.
CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe, Kelowna-Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr, Former federal cabinet minister and Okanagan Valley resident Stockwell Day and Minister of Forests, Lands, Resource Operations and Rural Development Doug Donaldson on wildfires.
Ian Tostenson, spokesperson, Ridesharing Now for B.C., Benn Proctor, program associate with the Canada Institute at the Wilson Center, Brian Schreiner, Enderby city councillor, and Jane Dyson, executive director of Disability Alliance BC on ride-hailing services anticipated to arrive in B.C.
Dr. Evan Wood, director of the BC Centre on Substance Use, Marshall Smith, senior advisor, recovery initiatives at BCCSU, active drug user Karen Ward and Leslie McBain, co-founder of Moms Stop The Harm and family engagement lead at BCCSU on access to addiction treatment and recovery.
Michael Byers, a professor of international politics at the University of British Columbia, and Paul Meyer, a Canadian diplomat (ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva) and adjunct professor of international studies at Simon Fraser University, on the role of foreign diplomacy in light of the Trump Putin summit.
Michael McColl, managing editor of the soccer website AFTN.ca, Kate Sarac, incoming president of the Okanagan Croatian Cultural Club, and Pierre Touzel, organizer of France House World Cup viewing parties with France Football Club.
Master Gardener Brian Minter of Minter Country Garden in Chilliwack and Egan Davis, the principal instructor in the Horticulture Training Program at UBC Botanical Garden.
Andrew Trites, a professor and director of UBC's Marine Mammal Research Unit, James Dale, a marine naturalist and former executive director of the Pacific Whale Watching Association, Marie Fournier, with the Cetus Research and Conservation Society, and Paul Spong, founder of the OrcaLab whale research station.
Andy Shadrack, former regional district director in rural Area D in Central Kootenay, Dylan Green, president of Tofino Bus Services, Steve Smyth, manager of Peterbildt Pacific in Terrace, and Patricia Thurston, executive director of the Shuswap Family Centre.
Adam Olsen, transportation critic for the BC Green Party and MLA for Saanich North and the Islands, and Brian Hollingshead, co-chair of Ferry Advisory Committee Chairs.
Adrienne Montani, Harry Bains, Jack Thomas, David Brown and Irene Lanzinger talk if we should raise the minimum working age in B.C. from 12 to 16. What should that age be?
How do you think social media has influenced our relationship with the outdoors? Has it prompted more people to take excessive risks? Mike Danks of North Shore Rescue shares safety tips following the tragic deaths of three Shannon Falls hikers. ? @StephenHui, author of 105 hikes and Sandra Riches, executive director of Adventure Smart in BC share their thoughts.
Trans Mountain rolls out its Kinder Morgan expansion project plan while protesters dangle from the Iron Workers Memorial Project to try to block tanker traffic. David Tindall @dbtindall on the efficacy of protests and Richard Masson and @jordanbateman on the likelihood the project will be completed on time.
Surrey Gang Violence Task Force Report. Stuart Parker, candidate for Surrey City Council and taxi accessibility for seniors and disabled patrons. Stephanie Williams, general manager at Better Environmentally Sound Transportation.